Political kinship in Pakistan: Descent, marriage and government stability

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Political kinship in Pakistan: Descent, marriage and government stability

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In Political Kinship in Pakistan, Stephen M. Lyon illustrates how contemporary politicsinPakistanarebuiltoncomplexkinship networks created through marriage and descent relations. Lyon points to kinship as a critical mechanism for understanding both Pakistan’s continued inability to develop strong and stable governments, and its incredible durability in the face of pressures that have led to the collapse and failure of other states around the world.

Table of Contents

- Chapter 1: Kinship and Politics

- Chapter 2: Strong Man Politics, Pakistan and Methods

- Chapter 3: Waves of Elites

- Chapter 4: Descent, Marriage and Building Networks

- Chapter 5: Kinship and Conflict Management at the local level

- Chapter 6: Landed Elite

- Chapter 7: Industrialist and Populist Challengers

Publication Information

Lexington Books

Series

Anthropology of Kinship and the Family

ISBN

1498582176

Keywords

Anthropology, cultural anthropology

Political kinship in Pakistan: Descent, marriage and government stability

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